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Western govts back AstraZeneca vaccine as S. Africa halts rollout after shot falters against variant

FRANCE24, 09 Feb 2021
Western governments rushed to offer support for the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccination after South Africa halted its roll-out when research showed it offered minimal protection against mild infection from a variant spreading there. Despite concerns, the lead investigator on the South African trial of the vaccine said he believed it had a major role to play in combating the virus.

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